The Bahamas Things to Do

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The Bahamas Things to Do

  • Fort & Water Tower

    Nassau Things to Do

    Visit Fort Fincastle. It takes some climbing coming from the waterfront (the Queen’s Staircase is the way to go). Situated at Society Hill the view from the Fort is fantastic. The fortress was built around 1793 by Lord Dunmore and was armed with two 24 pounders, two 32 pounders and two 12 pounder cannons. It served as a lighthouse until...

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  • Atlantis

    Paradise Island Things to Do

    Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas - Buyer Beware I had booked through the Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas (AtlantisBahamas.com website) for 7 days for my daughter, her husband, and their daughter at the end of last September. When I got to the Checkout page, it showed the total cost and, on the right side of that page, it showed the itinerary...

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  • Beaches

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    Beaches on the south side of the island are the prettiest, Coral beach which is accessible by Coral road is amazing, that's where Sheraton and Westin are located, Taino beach is kind of like a public beach with parking and little beach restaurants, not crowded though. Fortuna beach is gorgeous especially the part where Viva Wyndham is, they...

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  • Lucaya National Park

    Lucaya Things to Do

    We wanted to get away from the crowds and experience a more natural part of the islands. We found the cheapest way to do what we wanted was to rent a car and drive out. The drive is an hour from the cruise ship. We had to have the car back by three, but had plenty of time to see the caves, swim and walk the beach and had the advantage of getting to...

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  • Grand Bahama

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Guava Duff is the traditional dessert. It is very sweet and it takes a long time to prepare. Not all the restaurants have it, but if you happen to see one that offers it, stop by and try it. I did not care for it too much (too sweet for my liking) but I am glad I tried it.

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  • Atlantis at Paradise Island

    Nassau Things to Do

    Overall, Atlantis was the worst vacation experience we've ever had. We would never recommend Atlantis to anyone and especially not the All-Inclusive plan. Every aspect of our vacation was sub-standard compared with the many other All-Inclusive vacations we've been on. Atlantis is overrated and overpriced, terrible experience. 1-We were not told...

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  • Swim/Scuba/snorkel

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    The signature dive on Grand Bahama Island is a dive with Carribean Reef sharks. They are fed and handled by an expert shark guide while divers kneel and observe. We were absolutely surrounded by sharks during the feeding. They swam around us, over us, behind us, between our legs, you name it! It was definitely a rush! The dive was led by renowned...

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  • Nassau

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    This is a lovely building with the statue at the gate of Columbus. I walked down tehre and stopped for several minutes observing the house and the statue. Then I was told that it was the Government House. It is built on a hill in a neoclassical style, and was completed at the beginning of the XIX century. The Columbus statue dates from 1830.

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  • Pirate Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    We have been to Nassau and Paradise Island several times on cruises as well as staying there. However, we had never been to the Pirate Museum. The museum is a short walk from the pier in downtown Nassau. The admission price is $12 per person. The museum has a replica of a pirate ship, several stories about the various pirates in the area, and a...

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  • Port Lucaya

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    Port Lucaya is the more vibrant part of Grand Bahama Island for tourists. This is where you'll find restaurants, bars, and shops that tend to stay open later. There are also at least 5-6 hotels right in the proximity of one another, shops, a marina, and a casino. We found ourselves watching small striped fish as we enjoyed the warm breezes by the...

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  • Dive, Snorkel

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Snorkeling and beach party.Went out with Capt.A.J on Exotic Adventures.WOW what an AWESOME time.He took us to some of the most beautiful reefs.He took underwater pictures of me and my family so we would have something to remember our trip.My kids are using the pictures as screen savers.He keep us away from the regular places most of the boats go.We...

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  • Paradise Island

    Nassau Things to Do

    If you're headed to the Atlantis Hotel Resort for the Casino, to eat at Murray's Delicatessen or Jimmie's Soda Fountain, and arrive there by water taxi, you will have to walk past the Marina at the Atlantis Resort. If you love the ocean and boating you will be seriously jealous of the yachts here. These yachts obviously are owned by the fabulously...

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  • The International Bazaar

    2 out of 5 stars

    Grand Bahama Island Things to Do

    The International Bazaar is one place to go. You can find island made handcrafts (bongs a plenty, steel drums, wood carvings, etc) and you can find your basic souvenirs. There is a lot to do and see in this area and you could easily spend an afternoon here.

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  • Paradise Is.

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Twice in my life I saw a clear frontier between the people and the investment made in tropical paradises for dollar hunting - in Cancun, and Bahamas. In Cancun I saw watching towers at the ends of the touristy stripe where no Mexican lives (I think!), but circulation was free. Here is different. A bridge, with toll, separates the city for locals...

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  • Straw Market

    3 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    As a Kansan I can tell you that if you have a brainless scarecrow friend, this is the the place to shop. The straw quality is excellent. Avoid witches and fire and you will have a most enjoyable time

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  • Water & Beach

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    For Fernanda and the kids this was the first tropical experience, with strong marks. The clear blue waters, the white sands, the bending coconuts, all was there to make this brief experience something to remember. After that we have been in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Red Sea, Jamaica, but... Bahamas WAS the place. Well, why not? Visiting only...

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  • Ardastra Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    We had a wonderful time at Ardastra during our shore excursion! The Gardens are lovely, but the highlights for us were being able to hand-feed the lorikeets, and being able to interact with the flamingos! There are flamingo shows several times a day, where you can watch the flamingos follow a "drill sergeant" orders. Then, one person from each...

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  • Out Islands

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    I would definitely recommend water shoes due to the rocks in the water. The water slide there is huge and even as an adult I was scared of it. My four year old went down it, but it goes so fast that I was terrified for him to go down. Unfortunately I went first and he came down before I could tell him not to. I would say at least age 8 for the...

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  • Parliament Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    If you take a tour taxi from the cruise ship docks, you will likely go through or by Parliament Square. The buildings in Parliament Square were constructed in 1815 by the Loyalists and are excellent examples of the colonial architecture of old Nassau. This is where most of the government buildings can be found. They are pink. The building to the...

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  • Blue Lagoon

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    This place really faccinated me as I was able to climb a pirate watch tower set up at 1 side of the Island, Th Island itself looks like a croissant shape meaning that outside you are in contact to the caribbean sea but inside the island converts into a little river , with no waves at all but still powerful enough for you to go against the...

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  • Blue Lagoon Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    We were looking forward to going back to Blue Lagoon and having our family see it this July 2016, so we contacted them in September 2015. After many attempts to set up things and being put off due to schedule not being ready, but told were ok and things would be taken care of. Well come now we have found that we are shut out and now need to...

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  • Fish, Boat

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Bonefishing is one of the most esteemed forms of sport fishing in the world. The fish average between 4 to 6 pounds but can get as big as about 20 pounds. Fishing in groups is best because it requires going into the water and following a school of fish to make the catch. It's a great experience and activity when you are vacationing in the Bahamas....

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  • Government House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    Around the corner and just up from the Straw market is Government House .We had a look just from across the street at beautiful pink and white Government House with elegant and steep steps leading up to it.

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  • Cruise Ships

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    3 day cruise with one formal night. Everything including exept alcohol. Casino, restaurants, bars, night club, shoppinjg (tax free), good service, good meal, spa, pool, yoga, rock climing on board, photos, etc.

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  • Rawson Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    The lure of the Bahamas natural attractions & duty-free shopping is so great in Nassau that historically important figures & places in the Bahamas past are often overlooked. Only a couple of blocks from the cruise ship piers you will find at least 2 statues of persons important in the history of the Bahamas. The first square you will come to is...

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  • Misc. Photos

    The Bahamas Things to Do

    Since we stayed at comfort suites we were allowed free access to Atlantis all the time and we would explore day and night (night time exploration was fun especially when we went into the viewing tunnels!) Every where you go in Atlantis there is an aquarium and fish and sea animals to see! This is me sitting at the tank of the Predator Lagoon...

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  • Cable Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    Cable beach was an unnamed beach until 1907 when it became the landing point for the Trans-Atlantic cable. The cable connected The Bahamas to mainland America in Florida. Today, a myriad of upscale resorts line it. The Nassau Beach Hotel, Radisson Cable Beach Resort, Breezes, Sandals, Nassau Marriott and the Crystal Palace are located here. It's...

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  • Queen's Staircase

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    The Queen's staircase is named after Queen Victoria who is revered in the Bahamas. The canyon there was created as stone was quarried for things like the fort that was built up the hill from it. The staircase was hand carved by the slaves that quarried the stone to get it up the hill to the fort as it was constructed. The stairs are now faced with...

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  • Prince George Wharf

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    Prince George Wharf is where all the HUGE cruise ships dock into Nassau. They simply drawf everything around them and can be seen from miles away. The wharf is also where you can catch ferries to Paradise Island from.

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  • Shopping

    Nassau Things to Do

    Graycliff's Heritage Village Artists Studios is a must see! The lime green building with bright pink doors and bottle art in the courtyard is a sight to see in itself. But the real treat is purchasing locally made art and craft from the artisans themselves. Watch as they create silk batiks, and coconut jewelry, right before your eyes. Visit the...

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  • Hog Island Lighthouse

    Nassau Things to Do

    The first and the last thing you will see on your cruise to Nassau is the Lighthouse. It marks thenorthwest entrance to Nassau Harbuor It was built in 1817, when the island still was known by its previous name: Hog Island. This is the oldest lighthouse in the Bahamas and probably the oldest in the West Indies.

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  • Nassau Town

    Nassau Things to Do

    Visit the Library housed in the former prison, which is a remarkable round building. I couldn't believe my eyes seeing loads of old local newspapers sitting on the top of the bookshelves in the tropic climate conditions. The library has a basement (known as the ‘dungeon’), the two middle floors being - the main library - museum - reading rooms,...

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  • Queen Victoria Statue

    Nassau Things to Do

    The statue in front of the Senate building in Parliament Square is that of the British Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837-1901. It was unveiled shortly after her death in 1905 but shows her as a young woman.

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  • Garden of Remembrance

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nassau Things to Do

    Directly behind Parliament Square is a small garden area which also has a few nice colonial buildings. The area also features a small Garden of Remembrance with a cenotaph honoring Bahamian soldiers who died in the two world wars.

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  • House of Parliament

    Nassau Things to Do

    Since 1801 the Providence House is the official residence of the Governor General of The Bahamas. It is a remarkable building with its pink and white colours. A 12-foot statue of Christopher Columbus honours the Bahamian landfall in 1492 by this explorer of the America's. The building is open to visitors; do include the Changing of the Guard...

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  • Dollar guetto

    Twice in my life I saw a clear frontier between the people and the investment made in tropical paradises for dollar hunting - in Cancun, and Bahamas. In Cancun I saw watching towers at the ends of the touristy stripe where no Mexican lives (I think!), but circulation was free. Here is different.A bridge, with toll, separates the city for locals...

    more
  • White sand

    For Fernanda and the kids this was the first tropical experience, with strong marks. The clear blue waters, the white sands, the bending coconuts, all was there to make this brief experience something to remember. After that we have been in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Red Sea, Jamaica, but... Bahamas WAS the place.Well, why not? Visiting only for...

    more
  • Government House in Nassau

    This is a lovely building with the statue at the gate of Columbus. I walked down tehre and stopped for several minutes observing the house and the statue. Then I was told that it was the Government House.It is built on a hill in a neoclassical style, and was completed at the beginning of the XIX century.The Columbus statue dates from 1830.

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  • Our Lady of Fatima

    It was curious, for a Portuguese, to find in Bahamas a church consagrated to the "Portuguese" Fatima. A common temple, with colonial look, and a few simple stained-glasses.

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  • Historic buildings in Nassau

    Me and my 4 year old son enjoyed walking around Nassau and taking pictures of the historic buildings. HOWEVER, it took up about an hour of our time. So, we were glad that we went to Atlantis afterward.

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  • Great Strirrup Cay

    I would definitely recommend water shoes due to the rocks in the water. The water slide there is huge and even as an adult I was scared of it. My four year old went down it, but it goes so fast that I was terrified for him to go down. Unfortunately I went first and he came down before I could tell him not to. I would say at least age 8 for the...

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  • Atlantis

    The current at Atlantis is unique and so much fun. We rode it all day. It is a lazy river with waves, caves, and currents. My 4 year old loved it too. We just had a day pass and I would definitely pay to go again, but there is so much to do there that you can't possibly see the whole resort in one day.

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  • Swim with the Dolphins

    If you want to swim with the dolphins or to scuba dive, then UNEXSO is the place to go to. We did not do any of their activities, but we heard good things about them.

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  • Guava Duff

    Guava Duff is the traditional dessert. It is very sweet and it takes a long time to prepare. Not all the restaurants have it, but if you happen to see one that offers it, stop by and try it. I did not care for it too much (too sweet for my liking) but I am glad I tried it.

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  • Exotic Drinks

    One of the best drinks you can have while visiting an island is a Guilty Wash (a drink inside a coconut). They can make it with or without alcohol. It is refreshing and fun. Enjoy one while sitting under a palm tree, on the beach or at a nice and simple table.

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